Network Makeover: New Shows, More Changes At CNN
As Jeff Zucker continues to settle in as president over at CNN, there lately seems a constant stream be changes — some good, others not so good, say media observers. The latest is the announcement that much-talked about revamp of Crossfire, hosted by Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter, S.E. Cupp and Van Jones, will at last debut Monday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. ET. Additionally, AC 360° Later, a new prime time program, will air Monday through Thursday at 10 p.m. ET.
Crossfire, the debate program, will air daily for 30 minutes and feature two hosts and guests each night, discussing a range of topics from all sides of the political and cultural spectrum.
Meanwhile AC 360° Later is described as “a provocative and informed panel conversation, focusing on the day’s news and events. ” AC 360° host (and our imaginary silver-haired boyfriend) Anderson Cooper will also host the new program, which will feature CNN correspondents, analysts and commentators plus a special guest each night.
The Situation Room anchor Wolf Blitzer will add the 1 p.m. hour of Newsroom to his anchor responsibilities beginning Monday, Sept. 16.
Will you be watching any of it?